Summer Start

Start your degree early by earning up to eight credit-hours during the summer before your first semester. Through Summer Start, you can
  • LIVE in the heart of campus
  • CONNECT with new students and student mentors
  • ENGAGE with faculty in smaller classes
  • EXPLORE academic and personal interests in a supportive environment
  • NAVIGATE campus in a relaxed setting

Summer Start is a unique opportunity for you to jump start your NC State undergraduate experience by taking summer session II classes before your fall semester in August. Summer Start is open to all new first year and transfer students (including international students).

The information below will be updated soon with information regarding Summer Start 2020, if you are interested in receiving additional information when it is available, please feel free to fill out this form.

Important Dates for Summer 2019

  • Program Dates: June 19 – July 31, 2019
  • Summer Move-In & Welcome Program: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • First-Year Orientation Session: Thursday, June 20 – Friday June 21, 2019
  • Transfer Orientation Session: Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Summer Classes Begin: Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Summer Final Exams: July 29 – July 30, 2019
  • Summer Move-Out: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Starting as a Spring Connect student? Click here for more information specific to you!

Program Overview

From summer classes and living on campus to various programs and events, Summer Start has something to offer each new member of the Wolfpack. Learn more about the program that can help you jumpstart your NC State experience!

Academic Advising & Courses

Summer Start is a great way to adapt to the rigors of college academics, gain experience in college-level courses and start on the path towards graduation, all before the fall semester begins in August.  View sample schedules showing courses students in each college frequently take during Summer Start.

Expenses & Financial Aid

Learn more about expected costs associated with participation in the program, including housing, dining, and tuition, and potential financial aid options for the summer. NC State’s priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is March 1.


Housing & Dining

Both first-year and transfer students may live on-campus in a residence hall with other participants during Summer Start. Find out about the Summer Start housing options and move-in day.

New Student Orientation

New Student Programs offers an orientation session specific to Summer Start students and families.  First-Year students and families will attend on Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, 2019, while transfer students and families will attend on Friday, June 21, 2019.

Meet the Staff

During Summer Start, you’ll be paired with a Summer Start Mentor, a student who has experience on campus and will serve as an important resource and guide during your transition to NC State.


Still have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for assistance!